13:01:26:12 Nice shot of lighthouse on rocky New Hampshire shoreline. VS along the 18 miles of New Hampshire’s coast between Main and Massachusetts; old New England homes, probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Draw bridge to the Piscataqua River. Submarine base and Navy yard at Portsmouth. Boulder Dam point. Large shed with three marine ways for submarines. 209 Submarine the Sculpin that went down in 1939. VS New Hampshire docks, longshoremen and sailors. Boys fishing off pier in front of seaplane.
13:05:27:28 The Wentworth-Gardner House, 1760 Georgian colonial architecture. Great architectural detail shots.
13:06:01:24 Market Square Portsmouth, New Hampshire; the North Church built 1854, the Atheneum built in traditional Adams style in 1803; great shot of Wonder Bread truck, late 1940s to 1950s cars on road.
13:06:24:02 Jacob Wendell House on Pleasant St. built in 1789.
13:06:33:27 Richard Jackson House built 1664. Home of John Paul Jones first commander of ship flying American flag in 1777, The ranger; signs in front of house pointing in direction of Dover and Portland.
13:08:11:02 CU sign for Little Boar’s Head, New Hampshire. Nice shot of rocky New Hampshire coastline. CU antique sign reads: This Is Little Boar’s Head N.H. Rye Beach 1 mi., Portsmouth 12 mi., Portland 65 mi., Hampton 5 mi., Newburyport 15 mi., Boston 50 mi.
13:09:05:10 The house of ex-governor Huntley Spaulding in Boars’ Head, NH. VS ivy covered old New England mansion.
13:10:24:20 House of ex-governor of Massachusetts Alvin T. Fuller. Old New England style mansion with garden and farm.
13:11:00:25 VS St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea at Rye Beach, New Hampshire.
13:11:23:10 CU antique road sing point in direction of Little Boar’s Head, Rye Beach and Hampton Beach. Great shot of Hampton Beach, two men move small row boat on shore. CU sign for old fish house reads “1638-1938 Fish”, VS old fish houses and rocky beach.
13:12:44:16 New England woman exploring an early conception of a modern submarine built by James F. Buckley around the turn of the twentieth century. VS torpedo-like shell of model, and propeller at the stern.
13:14:29:18 M.J. Norton seafood market housed in antique New England store.
13:14:48:02 MS heavyset man wearing cap with pencil behind ear, and suspenders holds a lobster up for the camera; CU lobster held in disembodied hand. Man boils lobsters in outdoor vat. Lobster cages stacked on shore.
13:16:27:26 Pan over mudflats. VS men digging for clams in mudflats at dawn.; VS CU men digging for clams, throwing clams in buckets. Great shot of clam diggers bringing clams to the shucking house.
13:19:59:12 Sign for Seabrook Nurseries Gladiolus Flowers and Bulbs; pan over gladiolus farm and green house, VS farmers picking flowers for the market holding colorful bundles of flowers; great shot sequence of each farmer posing with a different color bundle of gladioli. Great VS gladiolus bouquets.
13:23:34:15 Hampton Falls old church; great CU of memorial clock, pan up church steeple from clock.
13:26:31:03 VS beekeeper at work, removes honeycomb; CU bees on honeycomb.
13:28:37:17 VS sheep follow woman in blue dress, woman feeds sheep from her hand.
13:30:23:27 Older woman in rocking chair knitting black yarn.
13:31:12:03 CU antique metal bell hanging from corner of roof.
Produced and directed by Louise Branch and Frances Flynn Paine.
November 7, 2013 Subject:
Amazing how the mind is. From the opening CREDITS I went "Waaaaait a second.." and I knew instantly that Louise Branch, the director of this film, was the same person who gave us "Brandon", simply the worst piece of tripe (in a bad way) on this site. And, although this film does also have that annoying apparently royalty-free score, the meandering shots of nothing at all, and the knowitall narration (this time by a male!), this is a bit more informative and interesting this time out, and you get to learn some things, but not much!